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Old 08-12-2016, 02:05 PM   #31
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I have a dandy blower from a unused yard blow up yard toy. a 4 inch sewer hose connector fits right on the outlet and a section of sewer can be run in a small window and sealed up enough to do a bubble test on the roof. I can post a picture if anyone is interested in seeing it.

Many dealers have equipment to do this also for a modest price.

The term sealing is what is commonly referred to as inspecting and re-caulking. It's just another confusing and mis-used term.

When I caulk, I use a small plastic putty knife and gently attempt to level and high spots. It's not necessary except for aesthetics. Clean all the crud you can get off and use a self leveling Dicor caulk liberally. It will flow into and around cracks. Inspect all seams thoroughly and look for holes or tears in the fabric.

Eternabond tape is a very good product and easy for a do it yourselfer. There are many videos and information available.

Do this regularly and your camper will last a long time without any moisture problems.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #32
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If Eternabond does the job I wonder why the RV industry doesn't adjust to this.
Time and $$$$
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Yea, and sometime they don't know how to apply it. On my Jayco, at the outside edge of the slide-out roof, they applied EternaBond and stretched it when applying. It buckled, so I had it replaced on warranty. The stuff should not be stretched...the directions are pretty specific.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:02 PM   #34
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I have a dandy blower from a unused yard blow up yard toy. a 4 inch sewer hose connector fits right on the outlet and a section of sewer can be run in a small window and sealed up enough to do a bubble test on the roof. I can post a picture if anyone is interested in seeing it.

Many dealers have equipment to do this also for a modest price.

The term sealing is what is commonly referred to as inspecting and re-caulking. It's just another confusing and mis-used term.

When I caulk, I use a small plastic putty knife and gently attempt to level and high spots. It's not necessary except for aesthetics. Clean all the crud you can get off and use a self leveling Dicor caulk liberally. It will flow into and around cracks. Inspect all seams thoroughly and look for holes or tears in the fabric.

Eternabond tape is a very good product and easy for a do it yourselfer. There are many videos and information available.

Do this regularly and your camper will last a long time without any moisture problems.
I would love to see a picture! Also do you use a manometer? If so what do you take the pressure to?

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